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Calif. MD Supply Concerns May Boost Networks, Reimbursements
AIS Health

Reported doctor shortages in some California communities are being exacerbated by the millions of new enrollees entering the health care system through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and by physicians opting out of exchange-plan networks because of low reimbursement rates, some providers contend. The situation may be giving providers new power to negotiate higher reimbursements from insurers, according to recent press accounts that indicate insurers have upped their rates in some cases to ensure adequate networks.